7:00 AM | Stuck with the heat and humidity

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, very warm, humid, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Scattered evening showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy, muggy, mild, lows near 70 degrees

Tuesday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 90

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, muggy, mild, chance for a shower and thunderstorm, near 70

Wednesday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 90

Thursday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 90

Friday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, low-to-mid 80’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, low-to-mid 80’s

Discussion

High pressure has moved off the Northeast US coast and this has promoted a southwesterly flow of air in the low levels of the atmosphere which has transported very humid air into the Mid-Atlantic region from the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, the next few days will feature plenty of sweltering air and the daily threat for afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms and any of these can contain heavy rainfall given the saturated air mass. A more organized rain threat should come at the end of the week as a cold front approaches the east coast associated with a strong upper level trough.

One final note, I have received first-hand reports of thick concentrations of cicadas in northern Virginia, northern New Jersey and upstate New York, but Pennsylvania reports appear to be conspicuously absent.

Video

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